Showing posts with label garden party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garden party. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Inkling: black & white new year’s party – confetti

The black and white party ideas continue from yesterday. A New Year’s Eve party wouldn’t be complete without confetti.

At midnight, besides a glass of champagne or sparkling cider, every guest should have a packet of confetti to ring in the new year.

You can buy little glassine bags or make your own. I made these little packets out of wax paper. Just cut a piece of wax or parchment paper and use a glue stick to close up the edges. Fill with confetti and staple closed.

Check back tomorrow for more black and white party ideas as we count down to 2011.  




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Monday, December 27, 2010

Inkling: black & white new year’s party – fortune cookies

The Christmas rush is over. Presents are unwrapped, the tree is dropping needles and you have a to-do list a mile long. If however, you want to throw a New Year’s Eve party, you can quickly pull together a fun black and white theme.

These paper fortune cookies are easy to make and would add a fun twist to your party. All you need is paper, tape and a gel pen. You can find the how-to here.


I printed out a black and white image on plain white card stock. Using a circle cutter, I cut a 4 inch circle and folded the fortune cookies. I hand wrote fortunes on black paper with a gel pen and inserted them into the cookies.

Check back tomorrow for more black and white New Year’s Eve party ideas.




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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Upcycling: coffee filter flowers

I got a new coffee maker. It takes #4 cone filters. That left me with an enormous supply of basket filters. I’m sure there are dozens of things you can do with basket coffee filters. After all, they’re already cut into a circle when you flatten them out. But here’s what I came up with.


Here’s how you can make these paper flowers.

For a large flower use about 10-12 coffee filters. Lay them in a stack and flatten them out. Punch or cut two small holes in the center of the filter. Thread a wire or pipe cleaner through the holes and twist tightly.


Start folding the filters one by one. It’s really just trial and error. You sort of crinkle the bottom and fluff each one.


If you want to put your flowers in a vase, use a longer piece of wire and cover with florist’s tape or you can hang them from a tree for a festive garden party feel.



Now I just need a cup of coffee.